Lens-Seville: The probable line-ups


By: Manu Tournoux

This Tuesday, RC Lens hosts Sevilla in the Champions League with the aim of third qualifying place in the Europa League.

Not to ruin everything, this will be the objective of the players of the RC Lens this Tuesday. After a generally successful Champions League campaign including a epic victory against Arsenal in the first leg, the Sang et Or exploded at the Emirates Stadium with a heavy 6-0 setback which potentially puts them in danger at dawn. of the last day of the group stage. Officially out of the race for the round of 16, the Northerners only need to obtain a draw at home against Sevilla to secure third place and thus be transferred to the Europa League. Conversely, a defeat would deprive them of a European spring, a scenario with a particularly bitter taste.

Secure third place

For this meeting, the Lensoise rearguard should not be modified with the captain Brice Samba on goal and a three-way defense composed of Medina, Dance And Gradit. The corridors should be animated by Frankowski And Aguilar wheras’Abdul Samed And Nampalys Mendy will be responsible for the midfield. In attack, Sotoca And Pereira Da Costa will support Elye Wahi.

For their part, the Sevillians are in a very bad situation. 16th in La Liga, the Andalusians have only won two matches against teams from lower divisions (in the Copa del Rey) since the start of November. The captains Sergio Ramos, Ivan Rakitic or Youssef En-Nesyri should hold their place while Lucas Ocampos and Fernando are suspended.

The probable lineups for Lens-Sevilla FC:

Lens: Samba (cap.) – Gradit, Danso, Medina – Aguilar, Abdul Samed, N. Mendy, Frankowski – Sotoca, Wahi, Pereira Da Costa.

Sevilla FC: Dmitrovic – Juanlu, Gudelj, S. Ramos, Salas – Rakitic (cap.), Bo. Soumaré, D. Sow – O. Torres, En-Nesyri, Pedrosa.

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